Tom Riley (1929-2011)

Tom Riley (1929-2011)

Bar Admissions:

  • Iowa, 1952
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1952
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1966

Education: 

  • Degree:University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa, 1952 J.D.
    University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA, 1950
    B.A.
  • Major: Political Science

Published Works:

  • Proving Punitive Damages: The Complete Handbook, Prentice Hall, 1981
  • Price of a Life: One Woman’s Death from Toxic Shock, Adler and Adler, 1986
  • Trial Handbook for Iowa Lawyers, Lawyers Cooperative Pub. Co., 1997
  • Iowa Practice: Civil Litigation Handbook 2000-2001, West Group
  • Trial Masters: Strategies and Tactics that Win Cases, Trial Diplomacy Journal, Article on Punitive Damages, Prentice Hall, 1984
  • Punitive Damages: The Doctrine of Just Enrichment, 27 Drake Law Review 194, Summer, 1978
  • Opening Statement–Winning at the Outset, American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Vol. 3, No. 2, Fall, 1978
  • Cross Examination: The Art of Gentle Persuasion, Trial Diplomacy Journal, Vol. 6, No.1, Spring, 1983
  • Protective Orders: Machiavelli Would Be Please, Trial, Vol. 20, No. 12, November, 1984
  • The ABC’s of Cross-Examination, 41 Drake Law Review 35, Fall, 1992
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome: Proving Causation Before Science Has, American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Vol. 6, No. 1, Summer, 1982

Representative Cases: 

References: 

  • Michael W. Dunn, President, F & M Bank, Cedar Rapids, IA

Classes/Seminars Taught: 

  • Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, University of Iowa, College of Law, 1979 – 1980
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Iowa, College of Law, 1976 – 1982
  • Trial Advocacy Lecture, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1975
  • Trial Advocacy Lecture, Nebraska Trial Lawyers Association, 1978
  • Trial Advocacy Lecture, Kentucky Trial Lawyers Association, 1982
  • Trial Advocacy Lecture, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Toronto Canada, 1982
  • Trial Advocacy Lecture, Tennessee Bar Association Annual Meeting, 1982 – 1998
  • Trial Advocacy Lecture, Belli Society Seminar, 1988
  • Trial Advocacy Lecture, Iowa Association of Trial Lawyers, 1990
  • Trial Advocacy Lecture, Iowa Association of Defense Counsel Annual Meeting, 1991
  • Trial Advocacy Lecture, Iowa State Bar Association,, 2000
  • Private Seminar for Governor of Iowa, CLE, 2001

Honors and Awards: 

  • Fellow, Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1969 – Present
  • Chairman of Governor’s Advisory Commission on Aging (State of Iowa), 1963
  • Delegate to the White House Conference on Aging, 1971
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2000 – 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships: 

  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governor’s 2000 – Present, Member
  • Iowa Association of Trial Lawyers, 1990 – Present
  • Court Practice Institute 1976 – 1980, Member of Faculty
  • Judge Advocate, USAF (Korean War), 1952 – 1954
  • First Lieutenant Iowa State House of Representatives 1961 – 1965, Member
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, Board of Governor’s, 1981 – 1990
  • Member Iowa State Commission on Aging 1971, Member

Fraternities/Sororities: 

  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Delta Theta Phi

Birth Information: 

  • 1929, Cedar Rapids, Iowa